Gallery happenings on the East End.

Gallery Events

Art by CHO Yea Jae.

 

Three Roads Three Artists

Ashawagh Hall, Springs

Reception: Thursday, August 16, 5 to 9 PM

“Three Roads Three Artists,” an art exhibition featuring local artists Kirsten Benfield, Kurt Giehl, and Daniel Vernola is on display at Ashawagh Hall in Springs through Thursday, August 16. A reception will be held on Thursday, August 16, from 5 to 9 PM.

“Three Roads Three Artists” is an exhibit where three roads converge and three artists come together to present a collection of oil paintings and watercolors that explores a “place between.”

Water Color Works

Amagansett Library, Amagansett

Opening: Saturday, August 11, 4 to 6:30 PM

“Water Color Works,” an art exhibition featuring local artists Ani Antreasyan, Kirsten Benfield, Nancy Brody, Barbara DiLorenzo, Cati Van Milders, Lesley Obrock, Kate Rabinowtiz, Janet Rojas, and Jerry Scwabe, will be held at Amagansett Library through Sunday, September 30. An opening reception will be held on Saturday, August 11, from 4 to 6:30 PM.

Melinda Zox

Quogue Library, Quogue

The Quogue Library presents its August outdoor sculpture artist, Melinda Zox in the “Up-Lift” outdoor series. Zox is an emerging Abstract Expressionist painter who studied at the School of Visual Arts in New York City under Frank Roth. Zox is the daughter of abstract painter Larry Zox, who played an essential role in the Color Field discourse of the 1960s and 1970s, and his artist wife Jean Glover Zox.

As a result, the sculpture artist was raised in the heart of the downtown New York City art scene. Her childhood, she said, was “a continual lesson in the experience of art and creativity. Art, color, and expression were part of our daily life and almost every conversation.” Zox’s original sculpture will be on display outside the Quogue Library for the months of August and September, 2018.

Nika Nesgoda

The Spur, Southampton

Opening: Thursday, August 9, 7 to 10 PM

Featuring thought-provoking photographs by Amagansett artist Nika Nesgoda, “Virgin” opens at The Spur in Southampton on Thursday, August 9. The show is presented by McNeill Art Group, and curated by Eve Gianni Corio in collaboration with Laura Eisman and Sylvia Hommert. The artist challenges the contemporary notion of iconography, identity, and religion.

Taking a cue from the Old Masters, many of whom were known to have employed prostitutes and other marginalized women as their models, Nesgoda playfully interprets art history and reimagines these Church-commissioned paintings. Nesgoda employs celebrated porn stars to portray the Virgin Mary. The models featured in Nesgoda’s images include adult entertainers Tera Patrick and Stormy Daniels. A closing reception will be held on Wednesday, August 29.

Ready To Open

The White Room Gallery, Bridgehampton

Opening: Thursday, August 9, 6 to 8 PM

The show “Ready To Open,” with work by artist CHO Yea Jae will be on display at The White Room Gallery in Bridgehampton. The South Korean artist brings a fresh perspective on life and North and South Korean affairs in her debut U.S. exhibition. Her artistry provides unique insights to life filled with hope and compassion in the midst of a world that is grappling with angst and transition.

Female strength, grace, sensuality, and wisdom are illuminated throughout each piece with masterful fluency and feeling. At the opening, there will be special guest appearances by the founder of Gabrielle’s Angel Foundation, Denise Rich, as well as recording artist, Prince protégé and founder of Urban Farming, Taja Sevelle.

Beyond

The White Room Gallery, Bridgehampton

Opening: Saturday, August 11, 6 to 8 PM

The White Room Gallery in Bridgehampton presents “Beyond,” featuring the art of CHO Yea Jae, Nicholas Down, Phil Marco and Alicia Gititz. Four diverse artists display abstract paintings and photographs exhibiting elements that border other-worldly and surreal. The show will be open through August 19.

Tulips!

The Fireplace Project, Springs

Opening: Saturday, August 11, 6 to 8 PM

The Fireplace Project in Springs, a contemporary art gallery and project space, presents the exhibit “Tulips!” The show is a solo exhibition by Lucien Smith that will be on display August 10 through September 16. An opening reception will be held Saturday, August 11, from 6 to 8 PM.